New America Foundation, Washington, DC
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow
Fellow at think tank focusing on a multimedia project exploring the erosion of the black middle class.
Write, report, produce and blog for national and local media outlets. Topics range from politics to culture with a focus on women’s issues, teens, and race. Published in CosmoGirl!, Black Enterprise, Colorlines, USARiseUp Magazine, Uptown, Upscale and The NJ Bergen Record. Other clients include: Teen Vogue (writer/reporter), Firelight Media (field producer), Black America Web (blogger), CQ-Roll Call (legislative book researcher) and Brooklyn Independent Television (producer/writer).
We’re Not Broke/OnShore Productions, New York, NY
Head of archival production for a film about corporate tax reform that will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
Hot Coffee The Movie/The Group Entertainment, New York, NY
Researched, acquired and licensed stills and footage for Sundance-nominated documentary on tort reform in the United States airing on HBO.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Make It Plain, New York, NY
Conceptualize, develop and produce a three-hour national daily public affairs talk show. Responsible for content development, promotional and production efforts. Along with host, serve as the visionary for the show’s direction and format. Tasks include writing, editing and producing elements for daily and weekly segments; as well as creating and developing long-term specials and producing live event coverage. Also supervise and delegate assignments to junior staff.
Bill Moyers Journal/Public Affairs Television, New York, NY
Senior Associate Producer
Credits: Producer, Coordinating Producer, Associate Producer, Sound
Developed and produced content for Emmy Award-winning weekly newsmagazine on PBS. Assignments included producing web segments, off camera reporting, field producing, gathering and licensing video and stills, research, fact checking, booking guests, and supervising edit sessions. Also worked on several PBS documentary series including “Faith and Reason” and “Moyers on America.” Served as post-production coordinating producer for the acclaimed series, “The Net at Risk.”
Prepared, wrote and copy edited anchor scripts for live newscasts on various local, national, and international news stories under tight deadlines. Also edited audio and video for air along with scripts.
Fox News Channel, Your World with Neil Cavuto, New York, NY
Produced daily “Markets” segment that featured prominent business leaders from around the country. Researched story topics and created innovative graphic elements and charts for a daily live business news show. Also assisted producers with breaking news coverage.
Production Assistant, Assignment Desk/Planning Unit
Provided support for special events coverage and daily news packages (heavily working with the political unit). Researched and set up stories for the planning department. Wrote the news crawl, gathered videotape and assisted producers in the field. Served as sole weekend planning producer, responsible for future story set up at the network.
Congressional Quarterly, Washington DC
Researcher, Politics and Congress
Researched and fact checked stories for “CQ Today” and “Congressional Quarterly Magazine.” Served as a contributing writer about the 2004 elections for “Politics Daily” newsmagazine that was syndicated by The New York Times Online. Also contributed and credited in the yearly “CQ Almanac” publication.
National Education Association, Washington DC, Media Relations
WNBC-TV, New York, NY Assignment Desk/Newsroom
Washington Afro-American, Washington DC, Reporter
Newschannel8, Washington DC, Assignment Desk/Field Producer
U.S. House of Representatives, Steve Rothman (D-NJ)
Congressional Black Caucus, Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick (D-IL)
Brookings Institution, Washington DC, Media Relations
Essex County College, Newark, NJ
Adjunct Professor, Introduction to American Government
Created curriculum and presented interactive lectures for undergraduate course on the foundations of the American political system.
Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience,
Researcher and camera operator for documentary on the rise of black political power in Newark. Also served as an advisor and local representative to the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission in Newark.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Ph.D. Student, American Studies.
Focus: African American middle class and popular culture post-1945.
American University, Washington DC
M.A. Political Science, Concentration: Applied Politics
B.A. Journalism and Political Science, Cum Laude
Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Avid, Pro Tools, and Adobe Audition. DV shooter (Canon XH1). Basic knowledge of Nikon D90 digital camera. Also comfortable with iNews, ENPS, and various social networking platforms.
National Association of Black Journalists
American Studies Association